Welcome to Class 2 for 2022 - 2023.
In Class 2 we are Year 1 and Year 2.
Hello, I am Mrs Taylor, the class teacher and Ms Hesketh is our teaching assistant.
I like to use Growth mindset in my classroom and encourage children to develop a positive attitude to their learning.
A growth mindset can encourage a passion for learning and an ease in facing new challenges. Children with a growth mindset outperform those with a fixed mindset and are more likely to bounce back from failures (Schroder et al., 2017).
Summer 1 is here now with the daffodils and tulips. All the blossoms are looking lovely. This term we have a fun filled term of learning including finding out about the different Materials, that are natural or man-made, in science ; the children will be weeding and planting seeds. In history we will be learning about George Stephenson and the history of The Railways and The canals.....looking locally too!
Class 2 Newsletters and Class 2 Long term plan 2022- 2023
In order to make the transition to cursive (joined) handwriting easier later on in school, we have moved to precursive handwriting in Year 1. This will allow the children to see where the letters join together and also allows the pencil to flow more freely without coming off the paper.
Year 2 will move onto cursive writing when they are confident with their letter joins.
Read with and to your children. Listen to them read regularly as this helps their confidence and their writing too. Read different books: Stories, Fact books, comics, cards and letters.
Buy your child a small notebook and a pencil. They can write in it, describing all the things that you do together or things that they have done with their friends. A fun resource and can encourage an interest in writing.
Our class is going to be using an online tool called Seesaw, it’s a secure online learning journal where children can create and upload their work to document their learning.
Your child will add things like photos, videos, worksheets, drawings and voice recordings to their Seesaw journal.
Seesaw journals are private and only accessible by the teacher, students, and parents.
Physical Education - PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays: On Tuesday it is delivered by the Lancashire sports partnership. All children must wear suitable clothing.
Home learning/ Useful websites
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ https://www.topmarks.co.uk/